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Press Releases and Media Resources

Resources for those seeking information about our work to protect burrowing owls, open space, and other birds in urban and suburban communities.

Organizational & Program Communications

For media inquiries for Executive Director, our work with partner organizations, organizational policy, programs and science:

Scott Artis
Executive Director
O: (925) 240-3399
M: (925) 550-9208
scott@urbanbird.org

General Inquiries

Heather Brust
Communications Director
O: (925) 240-3399
heather@urbanbird.org

Press Releases

February 4, 2019

URBAN BIRD FOUNDATION JOINS CITY PARKS ALLIANCE TO FOSTER INNOVATION IN GREEN SPACE PRESERVATION FOR URBAN BIRD POPULATIONS
In a move to increase the connections between community members and leaders – sharing bird conservation ideas, fostering innovation in green space preservation and development, properly managing systems of unintentional reserves for birds, wildlife and people in urban areas, and creating results – Urban Bird Foundation joined City Parks Alliance.


January 1, 2019

LITTERBIRDS CAMPAIGN TAKES FLIGHT AS URBAN BIRD FOUNDATION WORKS TO REDUCE PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS IN BIRDS
Urban Bird Foundation proclaims 2019 as the year against plastic and takes aim at reducing entanglements and impacts to birds with the launch of its Litterbirds Campaign.


December 17, 2018

URBAN BIRD FOUNDATION LAUNCHES SAFE SHOREBIRDS PROGRAM TO COMBAT THREATS DURING ANNUAL MIGRATION CYCLES
Urban Bird Foundation today announced a new hands-on conservation program to aid in the fight against declining shorebird populations. SAFE SHOREbirds combines hands-on conservation with a policy and advocacy campaign targeting developed coastal areas and habitats.


November 1, 2018

URBAN BIRD FOUNDATION DIRECTOR APPOINTED BY NOAA TO NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Scott Artis, Executive Director of Urban Bird Foundation, has been appointed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to serve on the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council for a three-year term.


December 2, 2016

RARE BERKELEY MARINA BURROWING OWL FOUND DEAD AT CESAR CHAVEZ PARK
Urban Bird Foundation received a report late Thursday night of a dead burrowing owl at the Berkeley Marina. The raptor, found earlier in the day, had been placed on a park bench and could be seen with puncture wounds on its body.


September 8, 2016

VICTORY FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BURROWING OWLS: 895-HOME BANNING RANCH DEVELOPMENT DENIED BY CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION VOTE
Urban Bird Foundation in coordination with leading organizations Sierra Club Angeles Chapter and Banning Ranch Conservancy successfully prevented the loss of burrowing owl wintering and foraging habitat in the Banning Ranch area of Newport Beach, California.


October 14, 2013

BURROWING OWL CONSERVATION NETWORK CHANGES NAME TO URBAN BIRD FOUNDATION
Innovative leader at the forefront of Burrowing Owl Conservation announces name change to directly address threats to urban and suburban bird populations and green spaces

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